Birth Name: Jemima Jo M. Kirke
Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: April 26, 1985
*English, Scottish (father)
*Iraqi Jewish (maternal grandfather)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandmother)
Jemima Kirke is a British-born actress and artist. She is the daughter of Lorraine (Dellal) and musician Simon Kirke. Her sister is actress Lola Kirke.
Her father has English and Scottish ancestry. Her mother is of half Iraqi Jewish and half Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Jemima is married to Michael Mosberg (who is also Jewish).
On her father’s side, Jemima is the granddaughter of Vivian Percy Ughtred Kirke (the son of Percy St George Kirke and Alice Gertrude Gibson-Craig) and Olive May Pollard. Jemima’s great-grandfather Percy was the son of St. George Mervyn Kirke and Sarah Elizabeth Werge Howey. Alice was born in Riccarton, Midlothian, Scotland, the daughter of James Henry Gibson-Craig, 3rd Bart of Riccarton, and of Julia Buchanan.
On her mother’s side, Jemima is the granddaughter of Jack Dellal (the son of Salomon/Selman Dellal and Charlotte Salha Shashoua) and Zehava Helmer. Jack was born in London, England, to Iraqi Jewish parents, who were born in Baghdad. Salomon was the son of Aboudi Dellal and Emy Rahma Elbeg. Charlotte was the daughter of Jacob Shashoua and Aziza Badnani. Jemima’s grandmother Zehava was an Israeli, likely of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
Sources: Genealogy of Jemima Kirke – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Jemima’s maternal grandfather, Jack Dellal – http://www.farhi.org
Obituary of Jemima’s maternal grandfather, Jack Dellal – https://www.theguardian.com
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